Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Opening...

 "The Opening"



There are times when the day may seem dark, dismal or dreary. Oftentimes, if you're patient, a ray of light may be all you need to see something beautiful that can change your day.


Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

Photo # IM5_7888abws.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"Tree of Tranquility"...

The simplicity of this photograph keeps stealing my attention. The high contrast of the cloudy, but bright sky against the tree with leaves holding on, all the while a Bald Eagle pauses for an extended time.

Comments welcome.



Bald Eagle (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

Photo # K03_1487-88.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Ghostly Intensity...

 "Ghostly Intensity"



The Northern Harrier (aka Marsh Hawk), Circus hudsonius, is a rather unique hawk. The shape of their face allows for acute hearing and aids in the location of prey. This raptor has long wings and tail, allowing incredible maneuvering. The adult male is also known as the "Gray Ghost", having grey feathers on top with bright white below. Watching this raptor hunt on the wing is an incredible sight.


I cropped this photograph so you can see the intensity of his glare towards me. Very intense.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, AR.

Photo # K03_1507c.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

"GT3 Touring"...


 



My intent of this photograph is to relay the elegance and purity of the Porsche 911 GT3 tamed in the Touring package. To show it as it is - art in a simple form.
The "Touring" is a package option that has no fixed spoiler, offering the look and design of the classic, original 911, yet the benefits of the GT3.

Porsche Palooza 2021
Photo # K02_7722-30bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp
 

Monday, September 5, 2022

"Quiet Moments"...

Occasionally, there are moments when walking in the woods, the sun peeks through the trees, and the forest is quiet. It may not seem like much at the moment, but those can be the moments we most cherish.



Forest abstract, Arkansas.

Photo # IM5_7735b.


Friday, August 26, 2022

"The youth of the Blue Grosbeak"...

The beautiful immature male is enjoying his first Spring.

Notice the variety of colors at this young age. As an adult male, it will be mostly blue.

An adult is about 7" long, it has two wide chestnut wing bars, and a large beak which separates this species from it's similar Indigo Bunting. These birds like to forage for seeds, insects, spiders, fruit and especially grasshoppers.



Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea).


Sunday, July 31, 2022

"Nature's Sunburst"...

The Dandelion or common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant. Generally, the flowers are edible and are known to have antioxidant properties by Native Americans and traditional Chinese medicine.



Photo # K02_8713abw3.

(c) Kelly Shipp.